Wig Care Guide

EpicCosplay Wigs are tangle resistant due to its high quality Futura fibers. Please keep in mind that tangle resistant doesn’t mean it's tangle proof. It means when the wigs do tangle, untangling them is easier than the average wig.

For shorter wigs, tangles shouldn’t be much of a problem. A wide tooth comb should take care of the occasional tangle.

For longer wigs, since the fibers will be constantly rubbing up against your back, you will find a few more tangles than a shorter wig. The longer the wig, the more maintenance and patience you will need!

Recommended de-tangle tool kit:

  • A wide tooth comb
  • A wig brush or a regular brush with the ball tips cut off
  • Silicone spray
  • Patience 


Before wearing your wig, you can help prevent tangles by giving your wig a good brush prior to putting it on. Once you’ve finished brushing it, give it a light coat of silicone spray, paying extra attention to the area between the nape of your neck and shoulder blades as this is where major tangles like to hide.

While you are wearing your wig, keep a small comb or brush with you, especially if you plan on wearing it for several hours or more. If you’re at a convention for example, you can finger comb your hair in between pictures, while you’re waiting in line or just standing around talking to friends. When you’re able to sit down and take a longer break, you or a very helpful friend can brush out our wig to keep it looking fabulous all day. This is especially important the longer a wig is!

After wearing your wig, give it another spray of silicone spray and run your brush or comb through it, making sure to take care of any tangles you find before you store your wig.


Sometimes your long wigs will need a full on detangling session. Here is a guide we’ve put together to get your long wigs back to fighting form!   

1. A good way to prep your wig is a light spritzing of silicone spray to lubricate the fibers. This can help prevent the fibers from snapping if you comb the wig too hard while working through knots. Frizzy looking wigs are typically the result of fibers that have snapped while brushing. We’ll take about how to fix this further down!

2. Separate the hair into sections to make it a little easier and keep your freshly untangled hair from the hair that has yet to be taken care of.

3. Use your fingers to comb through the fibers and pull apart any knots you find. Start with the biggest knots you can find. It’s important that you start by pulling at the knots instead of trying to force your fingers through as this can snap the fibers and cause frizz. The goal here is to pull apart the biggest knots to allow your comb to finish the job and keep the fibers intact.

4. Break out that comb and start from the bottom and slowly work your way up. If you comb across a knot that you have to force your comb through, go back to step 3 and try to pull it apart as much as you can with your fingers before trying to comb through it again. 

The longer the wig, the longer it will take to detangle so patience is key!  


For curly wigs the same principles apply as detangling straight wigs. 

The biggest difference is that you will be working curl by curl. 

Once you’re finished detangling, you can re-curl your wig using our No Heat Re-Curling Guide (click image to view the TikTok video). 


Synthetic wigs do not need to be washed anywhere near as often as real hair since there is no oil that builds up over time. However, if you wear your wig on a regular basis (ie, twice a week or more) it’s a good rule of thumb to wash it after every 10-15 wears. If you only wear your wig every so often, it most likely will not need to be washed unless you’re wanting to wash out any hair product you’ve put in it.

Here is a step by step guide to wig washing:

1. Make sure your wig is brushed out before you wash it. Water might make the tangles worse so save yourself the headache and make sure your wig is nice and brushed!

2. You can use the tub, a sink, or a bucket of lukewarm water.

3. You can use wig shampoo, baby shampoo or even dish soap. Remember, this isn’t real hair so human hair shampoo isn’t needed! Pour your shampoo of choice into the water.

4. Place your wig in the water and gently swish it around for a few minutes.

5. Once your wig has been thoroughly swished, drain or dump out the old water and run it under the facet until all of the shampoo has been washed out.

6. Place your wig on a towel or drying rack and let it air dry.

7. DO NOT BRUSH YOUR WIG WHILE IT IS WET. This could cause the fibers to snap and give your wig a frizzy look.

8. After the wig is completely dry, brush it out and enjoy your nice clean wig


On a wig head/wig stand - A great way to store your wig if it’s heavily spiked and styled and you want to hold its shape.

In the bag - Not only does it save space, but it also keeps your long wigs from getting tangled. For extra freshness and less static, toss in a dryer sheet.